Tuesday, February 14, 2012

String Beans

I love string beans. I could eat them with every meal. So when I saw the "String Beans" pattern by Loft Creations, I couldn't resist. Besides, Jane was making one and I blatantly stole the pattern inspiration from her! I don't think she minds when I do that ... at least, she's never told me she minds! Best friends don't really mind, do they?



I decided to use the Reunion line by Sweetwater. I worried about the contrast but when I laid out the fabric strips across the background, even the lightest colors contrasted nicely, like that red and white pin-stripey fabric third from the left.

Shoofly blocks are so much fun to make, and I was especially drawn to these enlongated flies. This is a dynamite pattern! And easy!

I started cutting it out on Sunday, but those bindings were calling to me. And Penny was calling to me. "Please come sit by me on the sofa, Mommy." Mommy is such a push-over!

There's another pattern by Loft Creations that I'm going to poke the button on. It's Wringer Washer. I have a lot of leftover Chocolat by 3 Sisters that I was going to toss, but I can make use of it for this pattern, even enlarging it a bit. And I have a lot of leftover '30s fabrics, too. Decisions, decisions!

Or I may choose another route ... since I'm already poking the pattern button at the Fat Quarter Shop. Might have to do some browsing today to see what strikes my fancy! Christmas fabrics? Soft and pretty pastels? Sigh ...

It feels good to be inspired! Thank you, Jane!!

9 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

I have a UPS arriving today from FQS...a result of my poking last week! Best kind of mail day, as far as I'm concerned. Love the string bean pattern, and it will be SO CUTE in Reunion.

Darlene said...

I love Stephanie's patterns - enjoy! I think String Beans will be delightful in Reunion.

badlandsquilts said...

I like the creativity of the blocks w/ distorted proportions. Malka Dubrowsky has a several quilts in that same block (can't remember the name) in different oversized proportions...I've been thinking of one for a picnic quilt.

ytsmom said...

You are such a 'bad' girl, poking all those buttons!!! Enjoy!

Karen said...

I have seen the Wringer Washer pattern. I like its name and its look. I learned to wash clothes on an old wringer washer. And caught my long hair in the wringer twice.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

So glad to see you getting some fabric time at last! You go girl!

Sharon said...

WhenI saw String Beans I thought it looks fun too. I keep poking buttons for books, I have 2 more arriving this week and a dvd and new ruler for my longarm!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute patterns! It is so fun to find a new pattern and get your creative juices flowing. But please don't toss any leftovers! :-o Do you know my address? ;-) Happy Valentine's Day!!

mascanlon said...

Well I poked a few buttons over the weekend but have started a list to order next week...our yearly bonus comes and some gets saved, some goes for vacation and some to fabric! Love this string bean pattern...I'm adding it to the list!